Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Business

April 30, 2012

Gala sets records

Greensburg — Masks may have concealed the identity of several guests at the Hospital Foundation's gala event earlier this month, but there was no hiding the success of the annual fundraiser.  A record crowd helped transfer "A Magical Masquerade," the Hospital Foundation's 5th Annual gala event, into the most successful event to date.

Hospital Foundation Director David Fry said the gala steering committee, chaired by Nancy Sheffer, had two major goals when it met for one of its initial meetings last October. First, was to raise more than $40,000; second was to host over 40 tables of 8 guests.

Fry recently told the Daily News that the final figures for the event, released April 19 by the steering committee, totaled $51,800.

"We entertained 48 tables of guests," Fry said. "We're pleased with the outcome and with the fact this event has evolved into the major social event of the season and a tremendous way to support Decatur County Memorial Hospital."

The popular event was held at The Commons in downtown Columbus and featured a wide variety of activities ranging from the "Elements of Jazz," a strolling magician, Lion Fludd amazed attendees, a unique comedian/juggler/mime, Marty Pollio, who had performed on "The Tonight Show" and "Night Court," brought a unique form of physical comedy, while caricaturist Rick Morris, and artist Jeff Jackson shared their talents, too.

When not partaking in the entertainment, guests could bid on silent auction items, purchase a "Mardi Draw" mask, toss a paper airplane from the stair landing for a potential $5,000 prize or an olive into a glass to win up to $500.

Fry commented, "In addition to the enjoyable activities, many of the attendees just took advantage of the opportunity to socialize and network."

"It's part of the signature of our event to stage a fresh concept each year and provide an array of activities for attendees," he continued. " The committee has done a great job of generating ideas and implementing our vision."

Fry commended all the volunteers, calling them extremely  important, as well as the major sponsors, which included Arbor Grove Village (Platinum Sponsor), Aspen Place Health Campus (Gold Sponsor), Hickory Creek at Greensburg and MainSource Bank (both Silver Sponsors), and Morning Breeze Retirement Community (Mardi Draw Sponsor).

For suggestions, questions or comments regarding the Annual Gala, call David Fry at 663-1220 or send an e-mail to foundation@dcmh.net.

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